Kumihimo Textile Jewellery

Kumihimo Textile Jewellery

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Kumihimo textile jewellery takes the reader through the equipment and process of creating a basic Zig - Zag braid. The Zig - Zag braid is a simple braid to make, requiring a small amount of equipment and it has unlimited potential for adaptation and enhancement. After learning the basic braid the reader is taken through a variety of minor changes to yarns and movements and additions, which result in many visually different braids that can be easily attached to a variety of shapes Further changes to the braid after completion are explored and increase the versatility of the braid. The showcasing of over 50 finished pieces of textile jewellery which includes bracelets, broaches, earrings, necklaces and stick pins shows how the braid can be easily used to create wearable jewellery. This is a hands on book showing a method of creating the Zig - Zag braid. It then goes on to become a source book of jewellery design ideas, that will inspire and guide the experienced braider to challenge and expand their own concepts of kumihimo textile jewellery.I now had a method of easily, and quickly, making the zigzag braid, with no tension issues and total control. The control, together with some planning and extra effort during braiding, gave me the ability to easily and quickly manipulate the braid to provide a multitude of structurally, and visually different braids. I share with you here the results of my experiments, and the ideas I have explored, in using the zig zag braid to create jewellery. I have, to a degree, been able to remove theanbsp;...

Title:Kumihimo Textile Jewellery
Author: Leigh Morris
Publisher:BookBaby - 2015-12-14

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